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Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21: Those crazy bumper stickers

 Ok, so you are cruising along minding your own business, driving as recklessly as you possibly can, endangering the lives of all those around you, when in front of you suddenly appears a car with this informative sticker in the back window. Immediately you slow down and become the safest driver, very protective of the precious cargo in the vehicle ahead of you.

Sure. Very likely. Listen folks, how many of us change our driving style because of this dumb sign? I remember the late, great Brock Yates, imagining his response to this with a sign that said, "No baby on board, so give it your best shot!". Or how about this one, which is slightly less acerbic.......


Ever think that this next one, might be more effective than those two and be scary enough to shock the other road warriors into some righteous driving and protect that little bundle of joy tucked safely into their child seat?


Just two examples of those thought provoking(?) signs, that many folks slap onto the rear end of their vehicle. And in most cases, immediately identifying them as someone you'd rather not meet over tea and crumpets.

Following along on the family graphic theme, how about those dumb family decals, that have found a home on the back of minivans for the past few years? At least this fellow from that Mormon state, is factual with his family schematic.......


Ok, I'll admit that there are a few that actually might be considered clever and not looked down upon by bumper sticker snobs like moi........



Or the Stephen Wright type of sticker, that says, "Be yourself - but not too much." Or this darker type.....


Or those folks who call a spade a shovel and tell it exactly like it is........


But why bother to state the obvious?

And of course, there are those who are conflicted and can't decide, which might explain why this is on a forty year old station wagon.........


There they are, not wanting to offend a single, solitary soul. Or alternatively, have everyone mad at them.

And then there are those other folks who use the bumper sticker to hold together the piece of crap, that they are driving or maybe just distract others from noticing the sad vehicular state, that they have gotten themselves into.......


All sorts of bumper stickers from clever to extremely scary to just plain insulting. But the funniest one of all, in my opinion, which is the only one that counts in this blog, is this one that was seen multiple times over the past year........


Humorous and humourless in the extreme. Oh, it's great to be Canadian.

So there you have it folks, a brief opinion piece on the state of our vehicles' bumper statements. And remember, next time you see a Baby on Board sign, tailgate the hell out of them!

Until next time.......



2 comments:

  1. I remember when I was a kid, every car that drove down the road had at least one bumper sticker and the rear window was plastered with stickers of places that car had been. Window graphics seem to be the hit nowadays. Running a vinyl graphics business on the side, we always have some concoction to design and cut out. Lately, especially out west, it's the gun family and its variations. That said, I might add that there have been some confrontations with some of the radical types who think that the world would be much safer if all guns were banned....

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  2. Hi George....hope all is well. Just the other day, I came across an older van with stickers from every place they had ever been.Haven't seen too much of that in the past few years.

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